Analysis of IRAP v. Trump Part I: The Fourth Circuit’s Reliance on Pre- and Post-Inauguration Statements
An analysis of the majority opinion.
An analysis of the majority opinion.
Amidst the hurricane of news coming out of the White House in recent weeks, one question has surfaced again and again: why isn't White House Counsel Don McGahn stopping Donald Trump from doing all this? This week on the podcast, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Bob Bauer, former White House Counsel for Barack Obama, to talk about the Office of the White House Counsel and how President Trump can and can't be restrained.
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The Washington Post is now reporting that Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak communicated to Moscow that Jared Kushner had approached him in hopes of establishing a secret communications channel with the Kremlin.
Donald Trump’s appearance at a NATO summit yesterday was “tense” and rife with palpable discord, the New York Times writes.
The Establishment Clause took center stage in Monday’s 10-3 Fourth Circuit decision in International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) v. Trump upholding a Maryland district court’s preliminary injunction against President Trump’s revised Refugee EO.
A summary of the factual and procedural history of International Refugee Assistance Program v. Trump, the majority opinion, and the numerous concurrences and dissents.
This week, the United States navy carried out what may be its first Freedom of Navigation Exercises (FONOPs) in the South China Sea since President Trump took office, just a few days after a close encounter between American and Chinese aircraft.
Most commentators have assumed that the scope of Robert Mueller's investigation will be governed by the 1999 regulation authorizing the appointment of a “Special Counsel” that was enacted in the wake of the lapse of the independent-counsel statute. But the counterintelligence investigation that Rosenstein appears to have intended to delegate to the Special Counsel is inconsistent with the criminal focus of that regulation.
A summary of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit's ruling in Wikimedia v. NSA.
Relationships with terrorist and militant groups are integral to Iran’s foreign policy.
The New York Times reports that U.S.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed in part a district court's nationwide preliminary injunction issued against the Trump administration's revised travel ban in International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump. The decision is included in full below.
Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) have introduced a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force against ISIS, al Qaeda, and the Taliban.
Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on "Law Enforcement Access to Da
The Dewey challenged China’s claim of “indisputable sovereignty” to Mischief Reef as one of the features in the South China Sea and China’s claim of “adjacent” waters surrounding it.
The Trump administration may have authorized its first "freedom of navigation operation" in the South China Sea, but no U.S. government officials will go on the record to provide details.
Donald Trump tours the Middle East and insists peace is within reach. Robert Mueller is tapped as the new special counsel overseeing the Trump-Russia probe. And I talk to to the New York Times. Plus, Tamara is playing dress up with the scotch. Quinta sees a sign of things to come. And I buy a cannon and take out an innocent can of soda.
Unless Trump is completely delusional, we should probably assume that at least some conversations—maybe even three of them—took place in which Trump sought information about his status with respect to one or more FBI matters and Comey said something in response. The really interesting question is what he might have said.